BODY.GUARDS - part of THE HYPERLINK TOWER for MONITOR Magazinespacer BODY.GUARDS - part of THE HYPERLINK TOWER for MONITOR Magazinespacer BODY.GUARDS - part of THE HYPERLINK TOWER for MONITOR Magazinespacer BODY.GUARDS - part of THE HYPERLINK TOWER for MONITOR Magazinespacer

BODY.GUARDS - Milan, Italy

THE HYPERLINK TOWER for MONITOR Magazine
in collaboration with James Slade and Makoto Sei Watanabe

Animations / Renderings: Jan Stockebrand

body.guards is a new kind of outfit that uses smart dust as a sensory device. Nearly invisible airborne particles build up a dynamic intelligent cocoon for testing, warning, spying, scouting, communicating, guarding and protection. So far only used in military technology, these nano devices will very soon expand their field of operation into most aspects of our everyday life. body.guards function as scouts that constantly investigate the environment, identifying physical, biological, chemical or radioactive hazards. Once critical situations are identified, the body.guards launch a defense mechanism that can either warn the host, form a protective shield, or directly attack the danger, the body.guards ability to learn and their collective knowledge enables them to adapt to new forms of biological and chemical dangers, shaping themselves into an artificial external immune system. body.guards will change the way we communicate, navigate, work and relax. The separation of private and public space will further blur within an environment saturated with smart dust particles…

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